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Ca’ Vittoria

Ca’ Vittoria
2019 Rosso Passito, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Ca’ Vittoria
2019 Rosso Passito, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry cobbler, vanilla fondant, violet candies, and licorice with a vibrant, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish with elements of cranberry orange relish and spiced praline. A juicy, satisfying Italian red that will likely go with anything you can throw at it.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry cobbler, vanilla fondant, violet candies, and licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of cranberry orange relish and spiced praline
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, satisfying Italian red that will likely go with anything you can throw at it.

The Importer

Votto Vines Importing, Inc.

The Importer
1004 Sherman Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
USA
1 203-910-8210

Their Portfolio

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Italian Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While many famous wines in Italy, such as Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino, are produced entirely from one grape type, most red wines are blends of several varieties. Most examples of Chianti are blends of several varieties, with Sangiovese as the principal grape as well as Canaiolo, Colorino and/or Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bolgheri is another examples, as this red wine from coastal Tuscany contains Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes a small amount, often a large amount) as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.

There are also white varietal blends; some of the best of these are from Friuli and contain varying amounts of several grapes such as Friulano, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay and others.

The main purpose of crafting one of these varietal blends is for greater complexity; aging potential is often another reason.